De-Industrializing Kwai Tsing Container Terminal

This proposal is designed with an attempt to evaluate the challenges of the port business together with an aim to address the anticipated climatic challenges (sea level rise, storm surge and intensified typhoons), to prove that the container terminal is no longer suitable to be operated in the same location, nor other lowland area along the coast; and to provide adaptive and resilient measures for the post-port usage in order to de-industrialize the heavily mechanical site into a resilient landscape that could cope with the issue of the sea level rise in the near future.

The de-industrialization strategies involve not just the port itself but also take into consideration its adjacent planning as a whole. The boundary of this strategic plan sets along Tsuen Wan, reaching to Kwai Chung, Lai King as far as the Kowloon side. The rationale behind such an extensive planning does not only consider the influence of the foreseeable SLR scenario, which will take place in all these districts because of its relatively low elevation, but also ensure its connection to the closest neighbourhood for the sake of overcoming the existing site constraint (low pedestrian accessibility) because of the business zoning. Therefore, the de-industrialization strategies with adequate resilient SLR solutions, connection and accessibility to the site are all important considerations.

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Project Name
De-industrializing Kwai Tsing Container Terminal
Tsuen Wan Kwai Chung District, Hong Kong
Site Area
279 ha
Post Graduate/School
The University of Hong Kong
Building Height
40 metres (with existing train station)
Post Graduate/School
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Student Name
Crystal, Kwong Kwan Ki
Master of Landscape Architecture
Ms Sunnie Lau